Friday, October 29, 2010


My sad and shameful lack of respect for FaceBook is no secret. But it's not that I think social networks are stupid, it's just that I think they should have a center, be about something other than mostly mindless chatter.
One which looks promising is Shelfari, which is a book-reading community. Put up a virtual shelf of whatever you have read, review them if you like, and read others' reviews.


Avron said...

LibraryThing is also a book reading / cataloguing site. In what I gather is an unusual move they combine all 'editions' of each book together so it doesn't matter if you've got an e-book, paperback, hardcover, advanced release or whatever, you still connect to everyone that you could have a conversation about that book with.
They have developed a number of other neat things as well, my personal favourite is the "Common Knowledge" section, mainly because it's allowed linking of series of books together in complicated ways.

GoodReads is another book site. I'm not familiar with it however, apart from knowing it's got a lot more users.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks kindly.